A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa Author Nicholas Drayson
ISBN-10 9780141917825
Release 2009-03-05
Pages 208
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For lovers of Alexander McCall Smith, Nicholas Drayson introduces the charming Mr Malik and the East African Ornithological Society in A Guide to the Birds of East Africa. Reserved, honourable Mr Malik. You wouldn't notice him in a Nairobi street - except, perhaps, to comment on his carefully sculpted comb-over - but beneath his unprepossessing exterior lie a warm heart and a secret passion. Not even his closest friends know it, but Mr Malik is head-over-heels in love with the leader of the local Tuesday-morning bird walk, Rose Mbikwa. Little can he imagine the hurdles that lie before him. Even as he plucks up the courage to ask for Rose's hand, thieves, potential kidnappers and corrupt officials, not to mention one particularly determined love rival, seem destined to thwart Mr Malik's chances. Will an Indian gentleman in the heart of Africa be defeated by the many obstacles that stand between him and his heart's desire? Or will honour and decency prevail? 'A funny, ingenious and touching love story' Joanne Harris, The Times 'A delightful comedy... It invites comparison to The No.1 Ladies' Detective A gency books, but it's original and, if anything, has more depth' Daily Mail 'Sweet, charming and utterly wonderful on the subject of birds' Metro Nicholas Drayson was born in England and has lived in Australia since 1982, where he studied zoology and a PhD in 19th century Australian natural history writing. He has worked as a journalist in the UK, Kenya and Australia, writing for publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Australian Geographic. He is the author of three other novels, Confessing a Murder, Love and the Platypus and A Guide to the Beasts of East Africa.



A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa Author Nicholas Drayson
ISBN-10 014103596X
Release 2009-03-05
Pages 208
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Drayson pens a beguiling story that does for contemporary Kenya and its 1,000 species of birds what Alexander McCall Smith's Ladies Detective series does for Botswana, in this novel of love, wisdom, and political follies.



A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa Author Nicholas Drayson
ISBN-10 0547247958
Release 2009
Pages 201
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Working up the nerve to invite Rose Mbikwa, the woman he has secretly loved for three years, to the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball, Mr. Malik, a reserved widower, is confronted by the return of his school nemesis, the flashy Harry Kahn, who also sets his sights on Rose, and embarks on a bird-identification competition for the prize of Rose's company at the ball. Reprint.



Birds of East Africa

Birds of East Africa Author Terry Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780713673470
Release 2004-12-01
Pages 602
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This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this spetacular region. It covers all resident, migrant and vagrant species found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Over 1300 species are illustrated with full details all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps for each species. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region. East Africa shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, many seriously endangered with small and vulnerable ranges. They form a constantly colourful, noisy and highly extrovert part of the landscape.



A Photographic Guide to Birds of East Africa

A Photographic Guide to Birds of East Africa Author Dave Richards
ISBN-10 1770073817
Release 2000-12-01
Pages 144
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This title focuses on the essentials of bird identification in East Africa by presenting those species that are most likely to be seen in accessible habitats throughout the region.



The Collins field guide to the birds of East Africa

The Collins field guide to the birds of East Africa Author John George Williams
ISBN-10 0828906610
Release 1980
Pages 415
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Identifies more than a thousand species of birds and provides information on the range, habitat, voice, and characteristics of each bird



Birds of Eastern Africa

Birds of Eastern Africa Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215529228
Release 2009
Pages 301
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This is a fully updated edition of the only pocket guide that illustrates and describes all 1,487 bird species of eastern Africa, an area that includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen's Socotra Island. This huge region's rich birdlife includes some of the most colorful species anywhere on earth--including ostriches, albatrosses, boobies, lovebirds, parrots, parakeets, kingfishers, and bee-eaters. The 96 color plates group similar species and subspecies, and the text directly opposite the plates describes each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics. Distribution maps show the range and frequency of each species. This is an indispensable guide for any birder who wants to explore eastern Africa's wealth of birds. Fully updated text The only field guide to illustrate every bird species of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen's Socotra Island 1,487 species illustrated on 96 color plates Ostriches, albatrosses, boobies, lovebirds, parrots, parakeets, kingfishers, bee-eaters, and many more Informative notes directly opposite the illustrations succinctly describe each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics Female or juvenile shown for many species in addition to adult male Subspecies and color variants included Shaded maps showing range and frequency of each species



A Guide to the Beasts of East Africa

A Guide to the Beasts of East Africa Author Nicholas Drayson
ISBN-10 9780670920105
Release 2012-07-26
Pages 272
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The engaging sequel to Nicholas Drayson's much-loved A Guide to the Birds of East Africa sees the return of Mr Malik and the East African Ornithological Society. Mr Malik has been busy planning the Asadi Club's annual safari. Yet a series of crimes puts the club's very existence at risk. It is up to Mr Malik and Co. to solve a decades-old murder, recover the club mascot and identify, once and for all, the most dangerous beast in Africa. Not to mention his only daughter may - or may not - be getting married in a week. Will Mr Malik again prevail over Kenyan politics, a reluctant bride and buried secrets?



East Africa Birds

East Africa Birds Author James Kavanagh
ISBN-10 158355937X
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 12
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From the various species of storks to the noisy Hadada and, of course, the ostrich, East Africa is a diverse birding destination for birdwatchers and nature lovers interested in the region's nearly 1,400 species living in the forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts and coastlines. This laminated, full-color illustrated folding guide depicts more than 100 of the most familiar migrant and resident bird species likely to be spotted in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Lightweight and durable, Waterford Press' Pocket Field Guides remain essential gear for adventurers headed for the world’s great eco-destinations.



Birds of the Horn of Africa

Birds of the Horn of Africa Author Nigel Redman
ISBN-10 9781408135761
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 512
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The Horn of Africa has the highest endemism of any region in Africa, and around 70 species are found nowhere else in the world. Many of these are confined to the isolated highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, but a large number of larks specialise in the arid parts of Somalia and adjoining eastern Ethiopia, whilst the island of Socotra has its own suite of endemic species. The region is also an important migration route and wintering site for many Palearctic birds. This is the first field guide to the birds of this fascinating region, and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors. Over 200 magnificent plates by John Gale and Brian Small illustrate every species that has ever occurred in the five countries covered by the guide, and the succinct text covers the key identification criteria. Special attention is paid to the voices of the species, and over 1000 up-to-date colour distribution maps are included. This long-awaited guide is a much-needed addition to the literature on African birds and an essential companion for birders visiting the region.



Pocket Guide to Birds of East Africa

Pocket Guide to Birds of East Africa Author Dave Richards
ISBN-10 9781775843627
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 160
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This pocket-sized photographic guide to the birds of East Africa features 296 birds likely to be spotted in the region. Colourful photographs illustrate diagnostic features and plumage differences between male and female or breeding and non-breeding birds. Comparative photographs help differentiate between confusing species. Important distinguishing characteristics are highlighted in the text. Distribution maps and Swahili common names for all species are included. Introduction features a labelled bird diagram, habitat map, glossary and useful advice to birdwatchers. An invaluable guide for visitors to national parks and the many areas in East Africa that are rich in birdlife.



A Guide to the Beasts of East Africa

A Guide to the Beasts of East Africa Author Nicholas Drayson
ISBN-10 9780241969182
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 272
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For lovers of Alexander McCall Smith, the engaging follow up to Nicholas Drayson's much-loved A Guide to the Birds of East Africa sees the return of Mr Malik and the East African Ornithological Society. Mr Malik has been busy planning the Asadi Club's annual safari. But a series of crimes puts the club's very existence at risk. It is up to Mr Malik and Co. to solve a decades-old murder, recover the club mascot and identify, once and for all, the most dangerous beast in Africa. Not to mention his only daughter may, or may not, be getting married in a week. Will Mr Malik again prevail over Kenyan politics, a reluctant bride and unrevealed secrets? 'A book of immense charm; a sort of P G Wodehouse meets Alexander McCall Smith' Joanne Harris on A Guide to the Birds of East Africa 'A delightful comedy... It invites comparison to The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, but it's original and, if anything, has more depth' Daily Mail on A Guide to the Birds of East Africa Nicholas Drayson was born in England and lived in Australia since 1982, where he studied zoology and gained a PhD in 19th-century Australian natural history writing and two daughters. He has worked as a journalist in the UK, Kenya and Australia, writing for publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Australian Geographic. He is the author of three previous novels, Confessing a Murder, Love and the Platypus and A Guide to the Birds of East Africa (Penguin, 2008). He is now wandering through England aboard his boat, the Summer Breeze.



Pocket Guide Birds of East Africa

Pocket Guide  Birds of East Africa Author Dave Richards
ISBN-10 1775843610
Release 2016-06-19
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This pocket-sized photographic guide to the birds of East Africa features 296 birds likely to be spotted in the region. Color photos illustrate diagnostic features and plumage differences between male/female and breeding/non-breeding birds, as well as species that are easily confused. Key ID characteristics are highlighted, and distribution maps and Swahili common names are included. A labeled diagram of the parts of a bird, habitat map, glossary and useful advice to birdwatchers will assist those new to birdwatching. An accessible and invaluable guide for visitors to national parks and the many places in East Africa that are rich in birdlife.



Birds of Kenya Northern Tanzania

Birds of Kenya   Northern Tanzania Author Dale Allen Zimmerman
ISBN-10 0713675500
Release 2005
Pages 576
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This field guide is an abridged edition of the very successful Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzaniawritten by the same authors. It covers all 1089 bird species known from the region, including vagrants. This book combines the format and detailed treatment of the larger version with the convenience of a field guide. All the species are illustrated with full details of all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps for nearly every species. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of these countries.



A Field Guide to the National Parks of East Africa

A Field Guide to the National Parks of East Africa Author John George Williams
ISBN-10 UVA:X000689054
Release 1981
Pages 336
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A guide to the national parks, game reserves and animal sanctuaries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 400 mammals and birds are described, as well as the park's interesting features, resident species, and access and accommodation. 25 reserves are illustrated with maps.



Field Guide to Common Trees Shrubs of East Africa

Field Guide to Common Trees   Shrubs of East Africa Author Najma Dharani
ISBN-10 1868726401
Release 2002
Pages 320
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Designed to help the plant enthusiast identify prominent species that can be observed in gardens and parks, and in the countryside, this is a field guide to the more common trees and shrubs, indigenous, naturalized and exotic, of the East African region.



A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa

A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa Author Stephen Spawls
ISBN-10 0126564701
Release 2002
Pages 543
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This book breaks new ground: it is the first complete listing and guide to all the known reptiles of the five East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi.) Written by expert East African herpetologists, it incorporates virtually all known information on the East African reptile fauna. Nearly 500 high-quality color photographs illustrate most of the species involved, many of which have never been illustrated in color before. Keys and introductory essays are included for all orders, families, genera, and species, giving clear introductions for every group. There is an individual account for each species, describing its appearance, habits, and habitat, accompanied by a map showing its known distribution within East Africa and notes indicating its Africa-wide distribution as well. Hence this book will be useful not only in East Africa, but in the surrounding countries as well, for which no reptile guides exist. In addition, the descriptions of dangerous snakes include a section on their venom. A comprehensive appendix discusses aspects of snakebite risk and treatment in East Africa and the do's and don'ts of first aid. Key Features: Illustrates nearly all of the c. 420 species found in East Africa Contains keys and full descriptions to aid identification Contains a distribution map for every species Provides information on snakebite and effective first aid